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Old 11-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #16
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I'm heading down in a few weeks and appreciate the info! Thanks!
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:10 PM   #17
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I'm heading down in a few weeks and appreciate the info! Thanks!
You're from Skagway? Do you know a Miriam, kinda tall, mid 30's, races sled dogs?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #18
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Awesome thread folks! I'm hoping to head down in a few weeks and this is perfect for planning!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:49 AM   #19
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Playa Coyote, beach camping.

If you are looking for a true escape, stop here!

We stumbled upon this place heading north to Mulege and decided to stop here and spent 2 wonderful nights. Unfortunately we lost our camera, so you will have to suffer with only the google street view and the few pics on our phone. We got a palm roofed palapa for $5 per night. You pay when the old guy comes around.

We met a great guy Mark from north west Colorado who camps there every year in an old Toyota camper. Tell him we said hi! Why does mark return every year? This place is like the ultimate unplugged beach getaway, but with amenities. First, how about room service in your palm palapa? Every morning a couple of ladies from town come by in a pick up truck selling fresh empenadas, tamales, and other yummy goodness. Shortly after comes the guy selling fresh fruit. Then comes blanket and necklace guy. Within waling distance there is a little tienda with soda, water, beer, etc. Next to the tienda is a shack with a wonderful older lady making grilled chicken, next to that is a cool bar, Estella's (owned by a British expat lady),

Just north of Coyote (walking distance, there is a trail through the cactus) is another beach. There is a little restaurant on the west side of the road owned by a family with a fishing boat. They cook what they catch, so yes it's fresh and awesome! There is also another more "touristy" restaurant at that beach, but we never went in.

Street view looking north from the south end of Coyote:

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The family owned restaurant:


That day they caught these:


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I didn't have good pics of the actual beach because we lost our camera, but thanks to ADV Inmate Hardworkingdog who just stayed here as well I am able to add a couple of pics. HWD also contributed another entry for Todos Santos, and I am hoping he does more.




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Old 11-13-2012, 09:20 AM   #20
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Coco's Corner!

How can we have a Baja info thread without the most important moto destination in all of Baja?

Where precisely is Coco's? In case you are the one person planning to travel Baja who can't find it on a map, here ya go:

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The last time I was at Coco's was February of 2012. As of then, he had a couple of old campers that you could sleep in for a few pesos, the cleanest outhouses I've ever seen, and of course beer, soda, and lingerie. The night we spent was feakishly cold and 25mph winds, so I was very thankful for an old camper to sleep in!

Someone once asked me "why in the world would you spend the night at Coco's?" Well, if you've never spent a night in the desert and seen the stars with no ambient light from a population center that should be reason enough. We did it however because Coco's is a major stopping point for all kinds of travelers. We met a bunch of interesting people there and it was just a cool experience.

Everyone wants to go to sign the guest book and flip through the pages. I've signed 3 times, Mala Bunny twice, and it is totally true that Coco can remember you and find your signature years later. The last time was quite special, as I popped the question by writing it in the book, and Mala Bunny's reply is right below. Coco said I was the first nutcase ever to propose at his place.

Stop to sign the book and hang a souvenir on the wall, but consider spending the night. It will be a unique experience for sure! Just remember to bring your own chow, but Coco did make us some coffee in the morning.

Just after the history making question, photo by ADV Member Snooker:


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Old 11-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #21
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Aaaahhhhh BAJA!!!!!!!!

I'm a little late to this thread but I guess I'd like to add a couple of links to a summary of our Baja trip I was on with the wacky wabbits from mudville.
First is a short summary of pictures that I posted on our Adv Trip Report.

However for a really complete report, I made my own website with a full ride report, pics, interactive map with location photos and gpx tracks:

Link to Baja 2012 Trip Web Site

At that location be sure to look over the SpotWalla generated map where I put pictures at various locations where we were at. It is a pretty cool feature of Spotwalla and lets you see what the riding conditions are like at various map locations.

I leave you with one of my favorite pics (from El Coyote).
With one glimpse at this picture I can just close my eyes and remember arriving that day and quickly I am reliving the joy of riding to a sweet destination such as this...
I can smell the sand and saltwater, hear the pelicans fishing, and taste the fish tacos!
All with the comfort of knowing I have plenty of drinking water, cafes nearby, and my trusty steed parked by my tent, ready for the next day's adventure.

Ahhhh Baja!



p.s. The Baja 1000 is in progress as I type this! The trucks are at RM250 near Gonzaga Bay and headed for Coco's soon! Not sure where the bikes are at..... Viva La Baja!!!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:26 PM   #22
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Ignacio Springs, San Ignacio

Mala Bunny and I spent 2 nights here. Located about a mile off the main highway in San Ignacio you find a Canadian owned B&B with Mongolian yurts. At this point i've come to accept anything in Baja that involves Canadians and something weird is totally normal. Not your typical Baja lodging by far, this place is a luxury oasis, with super comfy fluffy beds and owners that are also gourmet cooks. A bit more expensive, but well worth it, especially thrown in the middle of your trip it makes for a nice break. Trust me, add in the full board option that gets you breakfast and dinner. I love my street food and roadside tacos as much as anyone, but a day of heaping Canadian style breakfasts and a fantastic dinner was a nice treat.

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http://www.ignaciosprings.com/

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:13 AM   #23
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Thanks for the info.Taking notes for an upcoming full baja ride.Another place to stay in north baja -sea of cortez side-Alphonsinas in Gonzaga Bay.Close to Coco's But has good food and drinks+ beds.I havent been down there since 2007-its time.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:31 AM   #24
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Thanks for the info.Taking notes for an upcoming full baja ride.Another place to stay in north baja -sea of cortez side-Alphonsinas in Gonzaga Bay.Close to Coco's But has good food and drinks+ beds.I havent been down there since 2007-its time.
That's actually yhe next place i'm adding. I've stayed at Alphonsia's, as well as the palapas at the other end of the beach.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:03 PM   #25
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Heading down to Baja in a few weeks, great thread for rekindling the fire...
Stumbled across this pic from a few years ago. Can't tell by the look on your face but you were in pain from a spill, and you were leaving your boots on.

Looking forward to your next installment.

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Old 11-18-2012, 06:32 AM   #26
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Heading down to Baja in a few weeks, great thread for rekindling the fire...
Stumbled across this pic from a few years ago. Can't tell by the look on your face but you were in pain from a spill, and you were leaving your boots on.

Looking forward to your next installment.

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That was a funny meeting!

We still remember you, or one of the others in your group, saying "wait a minute, are you the Muddyrabbit!?"

I hadn't thought of that gem of a Baja story in a long time.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:29 PM   #27
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2 questions folks, sorry for these being so basic, but my first time riding into Mexico.
I will pass though the border at TJ and will head towards Rosarito. From there ill head south, perhaps heading to cabo, but I don't think so as I only have one week total - from Salt Lake to Baja and back, so I'm thinking ill get about as far as Ensenada or so, before I turn back.

My 2 questions are:
Do I need my title for my bike? I don't see anyone mentioning that.

I got a quote for $138 for the week for mexican insurance for the bike - that seems awfully expensive....does it sound right to you folks?

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #28
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2 questions folks, sorry for these being so basic, but my first time riding into Mexico.
I will pass though the border at TJ and will head towards Rosarito. From there ill head south, perhaps heading to cabo, but I don't think so as I only have one week total - from Salt Lake to Baja and back, so I'm thinking ill get about as far as Ensenada or so, before I turn back.

My 2 questions are:
Do I need my title for my bike? I don't see anyone mentioning that.

I got a quote for $138 for the week for mexican insurance for the bike - that seems awfully expensive....does it sound right to you folks?

As I understand it you do not need the title, in fact would have more hassle if you do have it as you could then sell the bike in Mexico.

$138 seems high to me, but I don't know what kind of bike you have. Seems like I paid less than $100 for 2 weeks insurnace on my BMW 650. I would check with Baja Bound insurance.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:59 PM   #29
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2 questions folks, sorry for these being so basic, but my first time riding into Mexico.
I will pass though the border at TJ and will head towards Rosarito. From there ill head south, perhaps heading to cabo, but I don't think so as I only have one week total - from Salt Lake to Baja and back, so I'm thinking ill get about as far as Ensenada or so, before I turn back.

My 2 questions are:
Do I need my title for my bike? I don't see anyone mentioning that.

I got a quote for $138 for the week for mexican insurance for the bike - that seems awfully expensive....does it sound right to you folks?

I just returned and paid 160 for two weeks. I assume it depends on how much and level of coverage. I bought full coverage for my Ktm adventure.

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My 2 questions are:
Do I need my title for my bike? I don't see anyone mentioning that.

I got a quote for $138 for the week for mexican insurance


No title needed in Baja, only your passport for a tourist visa.

I got a yearly policy for liability only.
http://www.mexicoinsurance.com/
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